>I waited to post until this morning about the debate. I’ve heard and read all the stories put out there by the media and they are all confirming the media’s bias against Gov. Palin and the Republican ticket in general. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a huge fan of John McCain, never have been, but at least I know that despite his liberal leanings, he is usually a middle of the road Republican; which means he can be counted on for lower taxes and lower government spending and regulation, without worrying too much about how he’ll vote on those issues.
Gov. Palin last night was herself without the handcuffs the campaign has placed on her in recent interviews. Her response to questions was direct and straight forward, without key portions of her answer being left on the editing room floor. She made no major fumbles, demonstrated a clear grasp of the issues, was articulate, and she didn’t look old and stuffy. She has the experience necessary to be the vice president. If the worst happened and she was forced into the role of President, she doesn’t lack for executive level experience dealing with huge budgets and she knows how to speak her mind and make her voice heard. What more do we want in a Vice President?
Off the politics bandwagon, because to tell the truth, politics doesn’t interest me much these days and I’m not nearly as passionate or as conservative as I once was.
I’m finishing up my current book this morning. As usual, it is a cozy mystery with good writing and no horrific murder scenes written as part of the plot line. I do really enjoy this series by the author. The book is even more impressive when you realize that the author has had a stroke and has recovered. I am patiently awaiting the next series installment. 🙂 I have to go to the library today or tomorrow, not only do I have overdue books, a rarity for me, but I need to renew my library card. It is so weird to me that I need to renew my library card! Maricopa County only issues library cards for two years and then requires that they are renewed.
I will give Maricopa County kudus for the public library system. The library system has all the new books and plenty of copies for the multiple libraries in the system. While you may end up on a waiting list for a hold for a really popular new book, it won’t be because of a lack of copies of the book. The library district is also very good about offering activites and meetings on a variety of other activities. One of the best things about the library system is that they offere digital downloads of audio books that you can check out for two weeks. I have begun to use the service for books I’m not sure I want to use credits for on my Audible account. The only drawback is that because I currently own and use an Ipod, I cannot listen to those books as I walk the dogs. Now that Audible is compatible with Microsoft’s Zune,
I am now drooling over the 120GB Zune. The Zune product gives me so many more options I don’t have with my Ipod, not to mention that it isn’t an Apple product! LOL It killed me when I got the Ipod for my birthday two years ago. The very last thing I wanted to do was join the hordes and get an Ipod. But unfortunately, I need an Ipod because it was the best choice that was compatible with Audible at that time. Now the biggest challenge will be convincing DH that the Zune makes more sense even though there is nothing wrong with my Ipod.
DH is sound asleep still, I’m not sure what time he fell asleep this morning. I will probably try and wake him up in a couple of hours. He has worked so many hours the last two weeks. The overtime will undoubtedly be coming to an end for a while. He is exhausted, but he thrives on the challenge overtime presents. I know I couldn’t have put in the kind of overtime hours he has recently, my body simply demands sleep at a cetain point.
I haven’t written anything non-blog related this week but I am definitely working on the non-fiction writing today. The mood has struck me and thus I should write while the mood is upon me. LOL In case you are wondering, the non-fiction work is a cookbook. It is much more challenging to write a cookbook than I ever imagined. The main problem is quite simple, I am a cook and not a chef. I don’t measure when I cook, I add things based on sight and what smells and tastes good. It becomes a challenge to write a recipe down and then test that recipe a couple of times to ensure that the measurements are accurate.
This morning, I’m going to test the scone recipe I’m testing. The main challenge is writing recipes that are tasty and easy. There are more than enough challenging cookbooks on the market and too many cookbook that have catchy phrases but awful tasting food.